Job Opportunities

Since its founding in 1982, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current. Led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington is in residence at Boston University.


To Apply for the House Electrician, Marketing Associate, or Scene Shop Foreman:

Interested candidates, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

    Peggy J. Novello, Director of Human Resources
    Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.
    281 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    Fax: 617 353 8300

in either MS Word or PDF format with the job title in the message subject.

In addition, the Huntington Theatre Company provides Health, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

For all other positions, please follow the directions with in the body of the listing.

Director of Development

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks a dynamic, experienced Director of Development who is passionate about the Huntington’s mission, cares about the future of theatre and its artists in the 21st century, can manage and mentor staff, and has the professional experience to guide the Huntington in realizing its ambitious dreams over the next 5-10 years.  Most importantly, the Huntington’s new Director of Development will catalyze the Huntington’s $60M campaign effort to renovate the Boston University Theatre on Huntington Avenue and be well-equipped to serve enthusiastically and successfully as the Huntington’s chief fundraiser, working in close partnership with the Managing Director and Artistic Director.

The position requires an individual with:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher and a minimum of 8-10 years of results-driven management and fundraising experience in the non-profit or private sector, preferably in theatre;
  • A demonstrated track record of achievement in cultural fundraising, including substantial experience working successfully with high net worth individuals to close major gifts in a competitive, sophisticated donor environment;
  • A track record of successfully building and motivating teams, both professional and volunteer;
  • Past experience leading one or more $10M+ cultural fundraising campaigns;
  • A passion for the theatre and a positive, energetic, “can-do” attitude towards nonprofit leadership; and
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends to fulfill job responsibilities.

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House Electrician

The House Electrician assists the Master Electrician and Associate Calderwood Pavilion Manager in the mounting of the design for three to four Huntington productions each season, in addition to reviewing the plots of renters of the Calderwood Pavilion.  Assists in the supervision of freelance staff in the load in/focus/strike and maintenance of Huntington and rental productions.  Programs and operates the lighting systems, and maintains the lighting plot during the run of the productions. Will also supervise any additional production staff such as deck electricians or follow spot operators. Oversees and maintains all electrics equipment in the Calderwood Pavilion.


  • Prepares, and installs the plots for assigned Huntington Production and Rentals, and supervises the crew during pre-production, load-in dress rehearsals, and previews.  Programs light cues, executes the show, and takes production notes during meetings.
  • Operates and maintains the related physical and technical aspects, and upholds the artistic intent of the production during the run. 
  • Provides assistance, guidance, training, and supervision to rental users under the direction of the Calderwood Staff and/or Master Electrician.
  • Assists with special events as required which may involve work not directly related to electrics, such as setting up tables, chairs, seating risers, or various production work in other departments.
  • Designs and Programs lights for special events, parties, and one-off performances.
  • Opens and closes the facility when required.
  • Assists with Huntington productions produced at venues other than the Calderwood Pavilion as required. 
  • Uses safe practices regarding the use of production systems, equipment and work habits as well as instructing others in safety practices.
  • Maintains related equipment, systems, and workspaces in the Pavilion, including performance and support areas.
  • Coordinates with the Pavilion Staff, production staff and rental users to formulate plans and schedules for the smooth and efficient running of the productions.
  • Consults with designers, stage managers, and rental staff regarding the implementation of the production, specifically during load-in, focus, and technical rehearsals.


  • 3-5 years of professional theatrical lighting experience.
  • Must be familiar with the maintenance, operation and installation of basic lighting equipment. Have knowledge and skill in the operation of ETC consoles and dimmer racks, and knowledge of DMX controlled equipment such as lusters, automated lighting fixtures, and effects equipment. 
  • Must be able to read and execute lighting plans and be able to operate lighting software such as Lightwright, Vectorworks, and/or CAD. 
  • The nature of production facilities with a grid and line sets, catwalks, loading rails, etc, requires the use of ladders and fall arrest equipment and create a considerable hazard, requiring applicants to possess physical mobility and capability. 
  • Moves equipment that ranges from 25-125 pounds. 

Marketing Associate

The Marketing Associate facilitates and oversees the schedule of all printed materials, such as program books and newsletters, including writing, editing, and some design layout.  He or she acts as the liaison and coordinator of mailings, maintains marketing department financial records, and serves as the primary marketing liaison for special events.  This position hires and supervises all work-study and intern students for the Marketing Department.  This individual assists the Director of Marketing and Associate Director of Marketing in all areas of marketing and communications.


  • Produces and serves as project manager of institutional publications, including program books and newsletters, responsible for gathering and editing artists’ biographies, program notes, and advertisements, and working with Creative Services Coordinator on layout and implementation of edits.  
  • Oversees single ticket initiatives for each production, including timelines and advertising calendar.  Manages schedule and deadlines of all printed materials and direct mail projects, including brochures, invitations, and other promotional mailings. Works closely with outside vendors and partners to execute printing, mailing, and advertising initiatives in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner.  Also responsible for overseeing detailed marketing plans that serve as the record of all Marketing initiatives for each production.
  • Hires, supervises, and trains all work-study and intern students for the Marketing Department.
  • Primary contact for all Marketing efforts in support of other Huntington departments, specifically Development and Education, including fundraising brochures, mailings and other materials, and curriculum guides and student matinee materials.
  • Member of the Huntington’s 35 Below Committee. Assists in the execution of strategic initiatives to support the 35 Below Wrap Parties and other events and the overall 35 Below ticket program. 
  • Acts as the primary marketing liaison for all special events, including subscriber receptions, open houses, Breaking Ground new play readings, etc.  Responsible for all event logistics, including the marketing and promotion of events, and works closely with other departments whose members will be staffing events and executing specific responsibilities.
  • Maintains Marketing Department internal accounting records.  Interacts with the Huntington’s Finance Department, settles accounts with printers and outside vendors, tracks all Marketing Department expenses, and creates and maintains budget reports that are submitted to the Director of Marketing and Finance Department.
  • Assists the Director of Marketing and Associate Director of Marketing with various projects on an as needed basis.



  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent plus 2 or more years of marketing and/or administrative experience, preferably with a non-profit or arts organization.
  • Excellent attention to detail, as well as the ability to synthesize information quickly, and experience with computer databases and word processing. 
  • An outgoing, confident personal style with a highly-developed sense of humor and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills is needed.
  • Prior marketing experience working with performing arts groups is preferable; a theatre background is a plus.

Scene Shop Foreman

The Scene Shop Foreman supervises the Huntington Theatre Company’s builds on the shop floor during the season, supporting 3 theatre spaces in Boston, MA, leading and organizing a staff of seven and any additional over-hire carpenters, while also spending significant time in the hands-on construction of scenery.

We will be moving into a new shop currently being outfitted in Everett, MA for a scheduled June, 2017 move-in, so this is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to get in at the start of a new endeavor, and assist in shaping the programing and work flow of the Scene shops, contributing to the development of a template that will guide the shops and the construction of scenery at the Huntington Theatre Company for the next 10-20 years.  

The major responsibilities of the position include:

  • Assists TD, ATD’s and office in scheduling, layout and execution of the construction of scenery; and constructs scenery as required by the needs of the project. Will occasionally be expected to work directly from design drawings.
  • Supervises the staff, over-hire and student labor while controlling the flow of work on the shop floor.
  • Checks and approves the quality of all work before it moves on to paint, storage, or stage.
  • Assists with monitoring and enforcing safe and healthy working practices by Scenery staff and any others present in workshops and on stage.
  • Coordinates with other production departments on the progress and flow of work; organizes shop space use in concert with the TD, Charge Scenic Artist, and BUT Student Shop Supervisor.
  • Participates in the installation and strike of each Huntington production as needed, supervising crews as assigned.  Weekend and holiday work can be expected, sometimes on short notice.
  • Maintains and follows a regular schedule of inventory and tool maintenance as defined by the Technical Director, coordinating with other scene shop staff.
  • Assists in and oversees some aspects of shops and facility maintenance.
  • Coordinates with TD and office staff in scheduling deliveries by vendors and trucking and shipping from the shops to and from the theatre and other clients


  • B.A./B.S. in Technical Theatre Study or the equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of professional experience; experience managing work calls and crews preferred.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to read designer prints and technical drawings and accurately translate them into finished scenery. 
  • Proficiency in fabricating in wood, steel, aluminum and plastics is necessary.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of shop machine and power tools, and welding equipment, their maintenance, and safe operation.
  • Must be proficient in welding steel; proficiency in aluminum welding preferred
  • Must be knowledgeable in the safe use of line sets and chain motors, including rigging and use of rigged items up to 2500 pounds, and have the ability to supervise and train others in use of the same.
  • Must be familiar with maintenance, operation and installation of stage and scenery equipment such as winches and pneumatics.
  • Experience with hydraulics and the operation and programming of motion control systems is preferred.


Calderwood Front of House

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks part-time Front of House staff for the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Become a part of the most exciting space for the performing arts in Boston. The Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts is a theatre complex that hosts a wide range of Boston theatre companies including the Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and many others.


We are searching for dependable, outgoing individuals who enjoy the arts and interacting with the public to join our Front of House team. Responsibilities include ticket scanning, ushering, concessions sales, bartending (training provided), and supervising volunteers. Must have evening and weekend availability but some daytime availability is a plus. Candidates must possess excellent customer service and organization skills.

Compensation:  This position is part time.  It pays $10 per hour and offers free tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions.

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume or letter of experience to:

Katrina Alix

Calderwood Pavilion House Manager

527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

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